Georgia Trend Daily – Sept. 13, 2021

Sept 13, 2021 Valdosta Daily News, GaFlNews

Georgia surpasses 10 million vaccinated

Bryce Ethridge reports that Georgia’s vaccinated population surpassed 10 million on Sept. 10 — which includes people with at least one dose and fully administered — approximately  counting 10,001,117 million, according to the GDPH. About 5.45 million have had at least one shot and 4.66 million are fully vaccinated.


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Gwinnett Chamber honors women in business

Mary Ann DeMuth reports that the Gwinnett Chamber recently held its 2021 Moxie Awards program, honoring women who are “making it happen.” More than 90 finalists and seven winners were celebrated in individual and organizational categories. Individual women were recognized for being trailblazers in a male-dominated field, champions of Gwinnett County, emerging leaders, professionals at the peak of their careers and those who have been generous with their time, talent and resources.


Sept. 13, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

UPS buys Atlanta’s Roadie, which handles bags it won’t

Michael E. Kanell reports that delivery giant UPS is buying Roadie, the Atlanta-based company that arranges for same-day delivery of packages, the companies announced Friday. Roadie, founded about seven years ago, complements the massive UPS business because the company often delivers items that are perishable and frequently in shopping bags that cannot be easily handled by the UPS system, officials said.


Sept. 13, 2021 Capitol Beat News

Georgia farmers finding new market in rural hospitals

Dave Williams reports that last week’s meeting of a legislative committee looking for ways to improve rural Georgia’s economy was full of discouraging statistics depicting losses in population, failing schools and inadequate health care. But in the midst of that gloom and doom, members of the Georgia House Rural Development Council got a glimpse of fledgling efforts by a nonprofit that is helping farmers find new markets for their products and could help reinvigorate Georgia’s textile industry.


Sept. 13, 2021 Savannah Morning News

First City Progress: New movie studio hopes to bring steady stream of productions and jobs to Savannah

Zoe Nicholson reports that vampires might be to thank for the new $40 million investment in Savannah’s film and television industry. Taylor Owenby grew up in Covington, the small Georgia town where the popular teen show “The Vampire Diaries” filmed for eight seasons.


Sept. 13, 2021 Brunswick News

Golden Isles records high summer tourism numbers

Hank Rowland reports that the temperature wasn’t the only thing hot this summer in the Golden Isles. So was tourism. While figures for July and August are still being compiled, if they’re anything like June and the months preceding it, ay, caramba!


Sept. 13, 2021 Gainesville Times

Gainesville’s Rochester & Associates makes big announcement about its future

Jeff Gill reports that longtime Gainesville civil engineering firm Rochester & Associates has been acquired by DCCM, a Houston-based national provider of design, consulting, and program and construction management services. “After 55 years of success, Rochester & Associates is looking forward to the opportunity of benefiting from DCCM’s resources and scale,” said Brian Rochester, executive vice president in a press release.


Sept. 13, 2021 GPB 

Georgia Today: Cumberland Residents and Advocates Hoping to Scrub Proposed Camden County Spaceport

Steve Fennessy and Jahi Whitehead report that the Federal Aviation Administration is expected to decide this month whether or not to allow the proposed Spaceport Camden to go forward in Camden County, Ga. The spaceport, supporters say, would mean tourism and big business for the county.


Sept. 13, 2021 Georgia Recorder

Four big climate items in Congress’ reconciliation bill include wind power off Georgia coast

Jacob Fischler reports that the U.S. House Natural Resources Committee late last week approved its first piece of Democrats’ sweeping $3.5 trillion spending blueprint on a party-line 24-13 vote. Among the highest priorities for President Joe Biden in the plan was addressing climate change, and the panel included initiatives ranging from oil and gas reform to offshore wind ventures.


Sept. 13, 2021 WABE 90.1

Legal Analyst: Kemp Unlikely To Get Far In Court Challenge To Federal Vaccine Requirements

Jim Burress reports that Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and other GOP leaders nationwide threaten a legal challenge against President Joe Biden’s new COVID-19 vaccine requirements, analysts are asking what grounds do the governors have? The federal mandate announced Thursday includes making private-sector businesses with more than 100 workers order COVID-19 vaccines, or regular COVID-19 testing, for all staff.


Sept. 13, 2021 Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia employers brace for how to impose vaccine and testing mandate

Matt Kempner and Andy Peters report that Doug Howard, who co-owns six Georgia hardware stores, wishes all of his employees would get the COVID-19 vaccine to protect themselves and people around them. Yet standing in his Duluth store Friday, he had a word to describe President Joe Biden’s announcement fewer than 24 hours earlier that all private employers with more than 100 workers must ensure they are all either full vaccinated or tested weekly for the virus.


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